SAFP Blog

Read success stories from out team and supporters.

I received more than I gave . . . SAFP supporter Noah Porter shares his experiences in India

After being connected to the work of Save A Family Plan in India for the past eighteen years of my life, I finally had the opportunity this past year to […]

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The Search for Eco-Friendly Alternatives Leads to Sustainable Livelihood in Quilon, Kerala

The waste management campaign that was started by the SPED III team in Thrikkadavoor Panchayath, Quilon, Kerala, is aimed at promoting systematic waste management and reducing the use of plastic […]

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Increasing girls’ access to education in Bhuj, Gujarat

Bhavana Bhugu, Shantha Kanji, and Kajal Rupa are three girls from the Ahir caste in the village of Dhrang in Gujarat. After completing 8th Standard, the three girls dropped out […]

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Partnering with the Khasi people in Meghalaya, India

The Madonna Missions is a committed group of people who partner with Save A Family Plan to carry on the work of the late Father Richard Saldanha. Their generous support […]

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“I alone cannot change the world…” Reflections from St. Edmund Campion Students

Save A Family Plan was delighted to partner with staff and students of St. Edmund Campion CSS as they journeyed to India for their annual mission trip. They shared the […]

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Collaborators of Love

In December 2011, SAFP contributor, Michael Botermans, and six youth from the Northwest territories travelled to Kerala and Tamil Nadu with SAFP. The following is a reflection on their experience, as written by Michael. […]

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Gambling with the Monsoon

India is an agrarian country with 52% of its people employed in the agricultural industry.  As I rode the train between some of India’s southern states during my last trip […]

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Understanding Caste in Development

SAFP Canada Staff Cassandra Griffin writes from the field in India. For a foreigner who is an outsider to Indian culture, the concept of caste can be extremely difficult to […]

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Grassroots Action leads to Change in SPED III

SAFP Canada Staff Cassandra Griffin writes from the field in India. The road that led to the village had never been paved. It was narrow and rocky, and as our […]

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Christmas in Haryana

SAFP Canada Staff Cassandra Griffin writes from the field in India. I woke up to a white Christmas this year, but not the kind I am used to in Canada. […]

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